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August 31 - September 5, 2022 / St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Eya Guezguez of Tunisia
The 49er Class is saddened by the passing of Eya Guezguez (TUN) during a training incident last week. Eya represented Tunisia at the Tokyo Olympics and will be missed by her family and community, but most of all by her sister who she was sailing with at the time of her passing.

While the 49er class does not have any direct knowledge of the incident, news reports indicate Eya was trapped beneath the boat during a capsize, and drowned before she could be brought to the surface. Conditions were tough, though she did have a coach in support on the day.

There was also another death in the 49er family last November, during the Indian nationals. In that instance, Naveen Vashist (IND), was sailing in after racing and hit his head during a capsize. Again, the 49er class has no direct knowledge of the specifics, but it sounds like Naveen was knocked out by the impact of the capsize, and then was face down in the water while the boat was upside down. He was recovered but succumbed to his injuries in hospital a few days later.

While 49er sailing is very dynamic and on the surface, these two instances are not related, we remind all sailors to try and stay clear of the boat in upset conditions, knowing that is not an easy task. Mostly we just wanted to make sure sailors are aware of the tragedy that has befallen our two friends and trust we will all keep as safe as possible on water.

Welcome to Nova Scotia!

NOVA SCOTIA AT A GLANCE

Located on the Atlantic Coast of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia is blessed with more than 13,000 kilometers of alluring coastline, the highest tides in the world, spectacular lakes and forests, exquisite seafood, and amazing people. We are Canada’s Ocean Playground!

WEATHER
Moderately cold winters, warm (but rarely hot) summers and long, mild autumns. Nova Scotia has a mild overall climate due to ocean currents.

CURRENCY
Nova Scotia uses the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Currency exchange services are available at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and local banks.

LANGUAGE
Although Canada is officially bilingual (English and French), English is the main language spoken in Nova Scotia, but services are often offered in French as well, particularly in the southwest and northeastern parts of the province.

VENUE LOCATION
Hubbards, Nova Scotia, Canada

The event will be held on the waters of St. Margarets Bay, which has played host to several national and international sailing events over the years. These waters make an excellent venue for the World Championships. The sailing venue has clean water and moderate to strong consistent winds in a spectacularly beautiful setting, with a very active sailing community.

VENUE INFORMATION

SITE ACCESS
The Event Site will be open for access from August 15, 2022. Team containers will be accessible prior to this date at a location near the Hubbards Community Waterfront. Services and facilities will be available on site August 18, 2022.

LAUNCHING AREA
The Event Site will have three separate slipways for launching throughout the designated boat park areas. There is a short sail through the cove and channel that connects to the open waters of St. Margarets Bay.

COACH BOAT BERTHING & FUELING
The Local Organization Authority will provide a designated area for coach boats at the Hubbards Community Waterfront. There will be a fuel truck provided near the site with water access for daily refueling, which will provide debit/credit payment options.

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE FACILITIES
There will be an administration office located on site with photocopier/scanner/printer access. Dedicated Wi-Fi networks will be established throughout the Event Site for competitors & coaches, administration, officials, and media.

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Food services will be available on site for purchase, along with several recommended restaurant options in the local community. Nutritious post race snacks will be provided by the Local Organizing Authority and refillable water bottle stations will be available throughout the Event Site.

CAR PARKING
There will be a designated parking area located a few minutes away from the Event Site with shuttles
providing transportation to and from the site throughout the day.

WASHROOM & CHANGE FACILITIES
Facilities will be provided on site to accommodate all participants in this event.

Nova Scotia Information Package

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Travel & Transportation

TRAVEL

VISITORS TO CANADA
The Government of Canada provides current travel information for visitors including COVID-19 restrictions and requirements. Information can be found at:
https://travel.gc.ca/

CANADIAN VISA REQUIREMENTS
All foreign travelers to Canada will require a passport and an Electronic Travel Authorization. Some travelers will require a visa. See list of visa exempt and visa required nations:
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigrationrefugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/entry-requirements-country.html

TAXES & DUTIES ON ARRIVING
Travelers to Canada are generally exempt from taxes and duties on personal property they are carrying with them. For more information on this topic see:
https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html
While visiting Nova Scotia, the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 15% applies to most purchases, including accommodations. Food supplies, other than those consumed at restaurants, are generally exempt from HST.

TRANSPORTATION

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) Located just 38 kilometers from Halifax’s city center and 64 kilometers from the event venue at Hubbards, the award-winning Halifax Stanfield International Airport is the main gateway into Eastern Canada and the Atlantic hub for all domestic, regional, and international carriers. Air carriers serving Halifax include Air Canada, WestJet, United Airlines, Delta, Condor, Icelandair, Air Saint-Pierre, Air Canada Rouge, Flair, and Porter Airlines. With over 600 flights a week, you can travel by air to Halifax on direct flights from most Canadian cities, along with Boston, JFK, Newark, Detroit, Washington DC, Chicago, and overseas via London, Frankfurt, Munich, Hannover, and Iceland. There are also hundreds of connecting flights — you can get to Halifax from just about anywhere in the world, often with just one stop en route.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
Once you arrive at our airport, you will find limousine, car rental companies, taxi, shuttle bus services, and city transit available to transport you to your accommodations in Halifax. Transportation from Halifax to the Host Venue will require a car rental. There are several car rental operators located conveniently at the Airport Parkade for pick up and drop off. Parking will be available near the Host Venue in Hubbards, Nova Scotia.
For contact information visit:
https://halifaxstanfield.ca/transportation/car-rentals/

Hotel Info


ATLANTICA HOTEL HALIFAX
1980 Robie Street, Halifax, NS
https://www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com/
Tel: +1 (902) 423-1161 / 1-888-810-7288
reservations@atlanticahalifax.com
RATE:
$189 CAD + Tax
VALID:
August 16 – September 6, 2022
BOOKING CODE:
2022 World Sailing Championships

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT
1599 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2C3
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yhzri-residence-inn-halifax-downtown/
Tel: +1 (902) 422-0493 / 1-866-716-8133
RATE:
$199 CAD + Tax (breakfast included)
VALID:
August 16 – September 6, 2022
BOOKING CODE:
2022 World Sailing Championships

COMFORT HOTEL BAYER’S LAKE
88 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS B3S 1A2
https://www.comforthotelhalifax.com/
Tel: +1 (902) 405-4555 / 1-855-405-4555
nimfa@comforthotelhalifax.com
RATE:
$179 CAD + Tax (breakfast included)
VALID:
August 16 – September 6, 2022
BOOKING CODE:
2022 World Sailing Championships

HALIFAX TOWER HOTEL (OPENING JUNE 2022)
Tel: +1 (902) 405-4555 / 1-855-405-4555
nimfa@comforthotelhalifax.com
RATE:
$199 CAD + Tax (breakfast included)
VALID:
August 16 – September 6, 2022
BOOKING CODE:
2022 World Sailing Championships

OAK ISLAND RESORT
36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore, NS
https://www.oakislandresort.ca/
Tel: +1 (902) 627-2600 / 1-800-565-5075
reservations@oakislandresort.ca
RATE:
$169 CAD + Tax
VALID:
August 16 – September 6, 2022
BOOKING CODE:
2022 World Sailing Championships

HAMPTON INN & HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON
1599 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2C3
www.Halifax.HamptonInn.com
www.Halifax.HomewoodSuites.com
Tel: +1 (902) 429-6620 / 1-855-331-0337
RATE:
$199 CAD + Tax (breakfast buffet included)
VALID:
August 16 – September 6, 2022
BOOKING CODE:
SAI
GROUP NAME:
World Sailing Championships 2022